What Is Pelmeni?

Pelmeni is a traditional dish that originated in Russia and has since become popular in many countries across Europe and Asia. It is a dumpling made with thin, unleavened dough and filled with various ingredients, including meat, vegetables, and spices. 

The popularity of pelmeni can be attributed to its delicious taste and versatility, as it can be served as a main dish or as a snack.


The dough for pelmeni is made from a simple mixture of flour, water, and salt. The filling for pelmeni can vary, but the most common filling ingredients include ground meat, beef, pork, or chicken, and vegetables, such as onion and cabbage. 

Spices, such as black pepper, salt, and dill, can also be added to enhance the flavor of the filling.


The preparation of pelmeni involves making the dough, filling the dumplings, and cooking them. The dough is first mixed and then rolled out into thin circles. The filling is then placed in the center of each dough circle, and the edges are pinched together to seal the dumpling. Pelmeni is typically boiled in water or broth until they float to the surface, which indicates that they are fully cooked.


Pelmeni can be prepared in various ways, depending on regional preferences and dietary restrictions. For example, vegetarian and vegan options can be made with vegetable-based fillings, such as mushrooms or potatoes. In addition, pelmeni can be served with a variety of dipping sauces or in soups. (Most famously sour cream)

Nutritional Value

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

Serving Size180g

  • Amount Per ServingCalories310
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 10g 16%
    • Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Sodium 0mg 0%
  • Total Carbohydrate 33g 11%
    • Protein 15g 30%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


      Pelmeni is a delicious and versatile dish that has been enjoyed for generations. Whether served as a main dish or as a snack, pelmeni is a nutritious and satisfying option that can be prepared in various ways to suit different tastes and dietary restrictions. If you have yet to try pelmeni, it is well worth trying this traditional dish to experience its rich history and delicious flavor.